Pak traders miffed, withdraw complaint
LUDHIANA: The two Pakistani traders who had recently alleged that they were assaulted have withdrawn their complaint, but are annoyed with the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Pakistan World Trade member Khurshid Balras.
While Pakistani traders Mohammad Azeem and his son, Faisal Azeem, expressed gratitude for the love and hospitality showered upon them by Ludhianvis, they said the exhibtion organisers did not utter a word of sympathy for them; they tried to please them by adjudging their stall as the best.
“We are here not only for business, we are here to share love and culture,” the two said at a press conference here on Tuesday. “What happened on February 25 was unfortunate. We have no grudge against Ludhianvis.”
After reading about the incident in newspapers, some locals visited the Pakistani traders and apologised for the incident.
However, the Pakistanis were displeased with the local administration and the police for not providing them security after the incident. They said the authorities “misguided” the Pakistani High Commission by terming the incident as a sudden quarrel.